Barceloneta Neighborhood Guide

The Barceloneta neighborhood sits on a peninsula and is most famous for its beaches, narrow streets, public art and seafood restaurants. Locals describe it as being independent and it even has its own flag.


Barceloneta based Barraca restaurant is marked by a commitment to excellence in rice dishes, prepared using high quality, natural and ecological materials. Ingredients, such as rice from the Ebro Delta, are locally sourced. Chef Xavier Pellicer has two Michelin stars to his credit and sums up the Barraca philosophy, saying: Our aim is to make good … Read more

El Racó del Mariner

El Racó del Mariner

El Racó del Mariner runs from 7 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon, serving seafood just unloaded from fishermen’s boats. The restaurant is situated in the Fisherman’s Wharf of Barcelona and it is necessary to show the port police guard your NIE before passing through the entrance at the end of Calle l’Escau. The paella is among the … Read more

Habitat Apartments Beach Studios

Habitat Apartments Beach Studios are located in the heart of the Barceloneta neighborhood, close to the beach and a wide range of cultural attractions.  All 8 units have free WiFi, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and DVD player. The kitchen area has an oven, microwave, coffee machine, toaster and refrigerator. Bed linens are provided and the bathrooms are equipped … Read more

Makamaka Beach Burger Café

Makamaka, which means ‘very close friend’ in Hawaiian, opened its doors in Barceloneta in 2012. The popular burger restaurant sits on a happy stretch of Passeig de Joan de Borbó, right before reaching the beach.


Vioko is owned and run by Argentine pastry chef Lucila Baiardi and the shop sits on the bustling Passeig de Joan de Borbó leading to the beaches of Barceloneta. A wonderland of sweet things, Vioko has more than 50 flavours of ice cream made ​​with real milk, fresh fruit and quality chocolate. A variety of exotic … Read more


Gallito has an idyllic setting, looking out to the Mediterranean Sea and the beaches of Barceloneta. The restaurant sits at the foot of the iconic W Hotel Barcelona, known to locals as La Vella (the sail).